Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A healthy and tasty treat for Friday lunchboxes or birthday parties.

What you need
100g/ 4oz polyunsaturated margarine
75g / 3oz white sugar
75g / 3oz brown sugar
2 eggs
125g / 5oz wholemeal flour
125g / 5oz self raising white flour
150g / 6oz oatmeal
1 teaspoon sieved bread soda
75g / 3 oz. raisins

What you do

  1. Cream margarine and sugar together.
  2. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Add remaining ingredients with raisins being added last.
  4. If mixture is too dry add a little milk to moisten and to make mixing easier.
  5. Form into balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Flatten with a fork or your hand.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.

Recipe from “Cooking for Health” – Susan Higgins, The Kilkenny Health Project Ltd, 1992

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